Comparison Malaysia Property Investment of Labuan Company and Individual Name

Which one suits you? We are glad to provide you the guide to understanding which is the better structure to hold your Malaysia property investment between Labuan Company and Individual Name. Good planning will lead to a smart investor!

Labuan Company as an investment holding company to hold your properties does not attract any tax and no audit reporting annually is required. Labuan Company provides the flexibility of inheritance of simply transfer shares of the Company which is fast and clean especially for foreigners investing in real estate in foreign lands where complications, long process, and disputes may arise in establishing the distribution to the rightful beneficiary. For some complicated cases, it will take a much longer time with possibly leading to freezing of assets during the legal proceeding to unlock the assets.


DescriptionLabuan CompanyIndividual Name
Ownership TransferSimple by way of transfer of sharesThe process can be complicated and lengthy thru probate or court
Bank FinancingCash purchaseEligible for a housing loan, subject to banker’s discretion
Residency Visa In Malaysia2 years’ work visa for you and familyTourist visa or Malaysia My Second Home visa
Personal Bank A/CYes, for all family members for multiple accounts in RM and foreign currenciesYes,  can open a bank account upon showing Purchase Agreement
Minimum Purchase PriceRM1 millionRM1 million
Maintenance Cost of Labuan CompanyYearly about USD2,000-NA-
Able to conduct Business  YesNeed to set up a company to do business


For Labuan Company, all income derives from Malaysia’s renting will subject to 24% while under personal name depends on the range of income received (rental, salaries, fee, etc) for the year, net income of more than RM100,000 will be taxed at 28% while those with more than RM2million tax rate will be 30%. Click here to find out more with the comparison between Labuan company and Sdn Bhd company on property investment in Malaysia!

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